Orthodontics
Playing high-impact games like basketball, cricket, football, etc., is fun, but it may become challenging if your teeth or gums get injured during play. The risk is higher among young children and teenagers. That’s why Smile Designs Dentistry offers custom-fit mouthguards in Manteca, CA, to protect your beautiful smiles. Unlike store-bought appliances, our mouthguards are specifically designed for each patient that fit comfortably in their mouth and provide optimum protection. So if you or your child are planning on participating in a sports game, visit our practice to get the best protective gear for your teeth and gums.

What Makes Custom-Fit Mouthguards A Better Choice?

Many different types of mouthguards are available in stores nowadays that guarantee to protect your mouth during sports. However, they fail to achieve the desired aim because they often don’t fit well and cause soft tissue irritation.

Contrary to the one-size-fits-all designs, our Manteca, CA, practice offers personalized mouthguards that are tailored to fit comfortably in your mouth. They follow the natural contours of your teeth and provide complete protection to your teeth and soft tissues. Because they are a snug fit, they do not fall off easily or irritate the gums. So this way, you can enjoy your favorite sports without worrying about dental injuries!

Benefits of Mouthguards

Our Manteca, CA, practice designs athletic mouthguards for kids and adults to protect their teeth from damage during contact sports. They offer numerous benefits, including: 

  • They protect the teeth from getting knocked out
  • They cover gums and oral soft tissues and protect them against injury
  • Apart from oral tissues, they also prevent damage to dental work (fillings, crowns, implants, etc.)
  • They help reduce the risk of concussion and brain injuries
  • They also prevent dislocation or injuries of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ)

How Are Mouthguards Made in Manteca, CA?

If you require a custom-fit mouthguard, the first step is to book a consultation at our dental practice. Our team will assess your oral cavity and record dental impressions, which are then sent to a lab. We will provide instructions for the fabrication of the mouthguard so that it is customized to your needs.

Once it is ready, we will schedule another appointment to test the fitting of the mouthguard. If there are any rough edges, we will trim them to ensure that it rests comfortably in your mouth. We will also provide a case to store your mouthguard when it’s not in use.

Caring For Your New Mouthguard

To ensure that your mouthguard lasts for a long time, it is important to follow these general steps:
 

  • Rinse your mouthguard with soap water before and after each wear to keep it clean.
  • You can also brush it gently with a soft-bristled toothbrush to clean its surface. 
  • After rinsing, let the surface dry before wearing it. 
  • Keep it in its given container when you are not wearing it.
  • Avoid cleaning the mouthguard with hot water as it may alter its shape. 

Book An Appointment Today

Protecting your oral cavity is just as important as the rest of the body, especially during contact sports. Before your next big game, visit our practice to get custom mouthguards in Manteca, CA. Contact our Manteca (209) 780-4777 or Pleasanton (925) 234-4421 office today. 
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